(Closed) Ketubah ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

Hmm.  We didn’t really have such a limit, since we were at a hotel, and they were happy to give us a conference room to do the bedecken.  Is it possible for you to chat with the facility and see if they’ll “rent” you a side space for a short amount of time?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We didn’t have a limit. If we did, I probably just would have had the ketubah ceremony somewhere else before we went to the other venue. It doesn’t have to be anywhere fancy, we just had ours in the dining room of our venue.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

the ketubah ceremony litterally takes 10 – 15 minutes max (unless you’re doing something ultra religious). we did it 1/2 hour before our ceremony start time in a conference room next to the ballroom. they weren’t having any other events that night so basically the entire floor was ours for the night. talk to your venue and ask what they can do for you.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

we did not have a time limit but it did not take long at all. we did the ketubah signing in like 10 minutes 🙂 this was a very important part of our wedding so we would not want to skip it.

good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i can’t see why you won’t have time to do the ketubah signing right before your ceremony, even if it’s just in the bridal dressing room. you can be doing the ketubah signing and bedecken (if you’re planning on doing that) while guests are being seated.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I might sounds stupid asking this but does the Ketubah ceremony have to be before the chuppah ceremony? I am christian and he is jewish so I am completely lost on that. We were hoping to do it right after the ceremony (because of the whole christian “not seeing eachother before the ceremony” thing) which should also save us some time because we have to wait for everybody to get into the reception hall and our moment alone isn’t going to last too terribly long.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@kfricke89: You have  to do it before the ceremony because the Rabbi or whomever you have reads it during the ceremony…

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

@kfricke89: Are you getting married by a Rabbi? If so, I would ask him. My brother got married by a friend and they also didn’t want to see each other before. He’s Jewish and she isn’t, and they decided to sign the ketubah after.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We signed the ketubah during our ceremony, which might be another option.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@FutureMrsChaney: That isn’t necessarily true. He is still going to read the ketubah during the ceremony, we just aren’t signing it until after. We would prefer to do it during but the rabbi really doesn’t like that and its not a big enough deal for us to push it. If my Fiance were more conservative then we would have to do it before but being that my traditions are equally as important as his we opted to pick our “battles” and compromise. It doesn’t change the meanig of the signing of the ketubah.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@artbee:We are having a rabbi and a minister. The rabbi would prefer to do it after because we are so adimant about not doing it before. He does alot of interfaith weddings so it is nothing new to him.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve never heard that not seeing each other before the wedding was a christian thing.  I thought it just came from back in the days of arranged marriage so the groom wouldn’t skip out of the wedding if he didn’t like what the bride looked like.

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